25 Great Social Media & Digital Marketing Quotes


Quotes via Fueling Business News, Good Reads, and Brainy Quotes

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2016 Update: Some of these quotes (and the above graphic) are pretty dated now but still interesting to reference. Great for those who enjoy internet nostalgia!
I also apologize for the horrific formatting on this post! 







  • “We have technology, finally, that for the first time in human history allows people to really maintain rich connections with much larger numbers of people.” –  Pierre Omidyar, founder, eBay
  • “The Internet has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years.” – Rupert Murdoch, media mogul
  • Online advertising doesn’t have to be a “wild west.” – Benjamin Edelman, Harvard Business School
  • “Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.” -  Jimmy Wales, founder, Wikipedia
  • “Social media is a savior not a nemesis, an asset not a liability, a time saver not a time killer for ad agency new business” – Michael Gass, new business consultant for advertising agencies
  • “In the 21st century, the database is the marketplace.” - Stan Rapp, MRM Partners Worldwide
  • “Content Doesn’t Win. Optimized Content Wins” – Li Evans, search marketing guru
  • “Finding new ways, more clever ways to interrupt people doesn’t work.” – Seth Godin, best selling marketing author
  • Content marketing is a commitment, not a campaign. – Jon Buscall
  • The rule of 5 is that each and every content development undertaking should produce content assets that can be used at least 5 different ways. – Ardath Albee
  • “Think like a publisher, not a marketer.” – David Meerman Scott, marketing and leadership speaker
  • “What happens when you combine blogs, Google and millions of dissatisfied customers? An e-mob.” –  Bob Garfield, advertising author
  • “The web attacks traditional ways of doing things and elites, and this is very uncomfortable for traditional businesses to deal with.”– Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP Group
  • “SEO is a marketing function for sure, but it needs to be baked into a product, not slapped on like icing after the cake is baked.” - Duane Forrester, author and conference speaker
  • “You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free.” – David Meerman Scott, marketing speaker
  • “Blog policy at Microsoft is just two words: Blog Smart.” – Lawrence Liu, senior technical product manager, Microsoft
  • “Don’t measure what you can. Measure what you should.” – Philip Sheldrake, blogger, marketer, web analytics specialist
  • “People influence people. Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend. A trusted referral influences people more than the best broadcast message. A trusted referral is the Holy Grail of advertising.” - Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
  • “In our business, whenever there’s a disruption, our clients need guidance.” – Michael Roth, CEO, Interpublic Group
  • “Almost overnight, the Internet’s gone from a technical wonder to a business must.” –  Bill Schrader, businessman
  • “Clients don’t care about the labor pains; they want to see the baby.” –  Tim Williams, founder of consultancy Ignition
  • “It’s hard to find things that won’t sell online.” – Jeff Bezos, founder, Amazon
  • “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field” Niels Bohr, Danish physicist
  • Facebook Fan Pages are email newsletters with smaller pictures.” – Jay Baer, author, social media strategist
  • “Our power has been matched and, in some categories, rivaled by user influence,” Nick Brien, CEO of Interpublic Group’s McCann


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